Jennifer
Vocabulary

Hi! I learnt a new word few minutes ago 'disenchanted', I came up with an example ' I am no longer disenchanted with the delusion about my ex-boy friend.' Is this correct? Thanks for helping! XX


Apr 30, 2018 11:13 PM
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Jennifer, your usage of the word “delusion” appears to have been influenced by a Romance language — perhaps you’re looking for the word “disappointment.” As the others have pointed out, your use of “disenchanted” is also odd, and the use of both words in parallel seems redundant, while the use of “no longer” with an adjective starting in dis- results in a double-negative and causes your sentence to mean the opposite of what you probably intended.

Recommendation: Learn vocabulary in context. Put down the vocabulary lists, and pick up a good book or whatever you enjoy reading. Watch your favorite English TV show or listen to some nice music. Native speakers learn words in context, and so should you. You’ll also improve your grammar, idiomatic expressions, and collocations
May 9, 2018
And the sentence you’ve used it in makes me unsure what you are intending to say. To be disenchanted with an illusion is a fairly awkward sounding construction. What do you mean by this? 
May 1, 2018
Disenchanted simply means, not enchanted with something. It’s dissolutioned or disappointed with something, but I don’t think word gets a lot of use. For this reason, I’d think if it as meaning disappointed with something, but really avoid using it too much as a learner. Disheartened seems a bit better as a substitute and says pretty much the same thing. 
May 1, 2018

Jennifer, you used "disenchanted" properly but then I am not sure what you want to say with "delusional". Do you mean to say you were delusional about your ex-boyfriend? Or that your ex-boyfriend deceived you in some way.

If he deceived you in some way then I think a better construction might be:

"I am no longer disenchanted with the deception of my ex-boyfriend."

Delusional is more often associated with a state of "confusion".

Hope that helps.

Jason

April 30, 2018

"Disenchanted" means "I was once enchanted but I stopped being enchanted."

"Enchanted" here doesn't carry any feeling of magic or sorcery, it means "delighted."

Here are some examples of use.

"I used to be a supporter of politician X, but I became disenchanted with him when he didn't keep any of his promises."

"I used to think Susan was charming, but lately I've become disenchanted with her."

May 10, 2018
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Jennifer
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English, French